Sophisticated drug tunnel discovered in Otay Mesa warehouse; $25 million in drugs seized

Sophisticated drug tunnel discovered in Otay Mesa warehouse;  million in drugs seized



Six people are in custody after investigators discovered a massive drug tunnel connecting a home in Tijuana to an Otay Mesa warehouse. The tunnel stretches 1,744 feet long, is 61 feet deep, four feet in diameter, and is located just 300 feet from the border fence.

As part of the investigation, 1,762 pounds of cocaine, 164 pounds of meth and three and a half pounds of heroine were seized, estimated to be worth $25 million.

“The tunnel was found because of good old fashion police work,” said United States Attorney, Randy Grossman.

Grossman said investigators were doing surveillance of a residence in National City, which had been used as a stash house in a separate drug smuggling case back in March.

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